Ernest F. Coe Gallery Reception and Exhibit Featuring “Fragmented Paths Through the Everglades” by Jessica Fiallo
Contact: Program contact: Ryan Meyer, 305-242-7015
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
HOMESTEAD, Florida: Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to a reception for photographer Jessica Fiallo on Sunday, September 1 at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery (2:00 to 5:00 p.m.), and to enjoy her exhibit entitled,“Fragmented Paths Through the Everglades”throughout the month of September 2013.
According to Ms. Fiallo, “Knowing that steps are being taken to restore our ecosystems, by following the path the Everglades ‘River of Grass’ once took is amazing. I show that path, in fragmented pieces, from start to finish. The journey begins at the Kissimmee River and ends at the Deering Estate at Cutler, with many stops along the way.”
Fiallo is now experiencing the changes that are occurring due to construction of the Deering Estate flow-way, which is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.She added, “It is exciting to see fresh water flowing again through Cutler Creek and an ancient slough on the Deering Estate.”
Fiallo has been involved with photography since childhood. Her early exposure to the camera developed into a love for photography and her youthful curiosity allows her to transcend the glass of the lens. Jessica describes it this way, “Our day is a procession of moments woven together to make a whole. My goal is to fragment the day into singular moments; instants, that we can then enjoy unblemished by all the pollutants of our surrounding environment.”
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, approximately 10 miles southwest of Florida City. It features award winning natural history displays, an 18-minute film about Everglades National Park, and related book sales. Visitor Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and admission is free. For information and directions to the park call 305-242-7700. More information about Everglades National Park can be found on the park website at http:///www.nps.
Did You Know?
Female alligators will vehemently protect their nests and their young until they reach one to two years of age. Keep your eyes out for baby alligators in the Everglades - they're about a foot long with yellow stripes.